Music Park: First Aid Kit @ The Anthem — 9/10/18

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First Aid Kit performs at The Anthem on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

First Aid Kit delivered a memorable, delightful performance at The Anthem on Monday. Going well beyond the usual practice of a band hanging a banner with their logo, a massive screen displayed images to accompany the breathtaking vocals of Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. This intricately-planned, stunning mixed-media presentation grabbed the audience and held their attention throughout the band’s performance.

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Music Park: Ghost @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/18

Ghost @ Warner Theatre, Washington DC, 05/20/2018 Tobias Forge fronts Ghost at the Warner Theatre on May 20, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

At one point in the show, Tobias Forge, vocalist for Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, conducted one of many costume changes into a tuxedo and returned to rapturous applause. Well, he initially returned a bit unnoticed with the din of doom metal upon the stage, but he cheekily demanded and received a re-entrance, where the audience gave him his due.

“You caught me completely off-guard!” Tobias exclaimed in mock surprise during the sold-out show at Warner Theatre on Sunday.

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Snapshots: Covenant @ Ivy City Smokehouse — 4/15/18

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Covenant perform at Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern on April 15, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Swedish futurepop band Covenant released The Blinding Dark, their ninth full-length album, in 2016 via Dependent Records. Fronted as ever by Eskil Simonsson, the band is now on The Blinding Dark USA Tour, which included a stop at Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern on Sunday. Paivi was there to capture the show.

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Snapshots: Sabaton @ The Fillmore — 3/7/18

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Sabaton perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 7, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Swedish heavy metal rockers Sabaton invaded The Fillmore Silver Spring recently in support of The Last Stand, their eighth studio album, published in 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Sabaton co-headlined with Kreator, a German thrash metal band.

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Don’t Miss: Sabaton @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 3/7/18

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Sabaton (Photo courtesy Adrenaline PR)

Swedish heavy metal rockers Sabaton released The Last Stand, their eighth studio album, in 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The Swedes now invade the United States, as they are on a co-headlining tour with Kreator, their German thrash metal friends, and the two bands perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, March 7.

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